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Fifth Disease

Also called: Erythema Infectiosum, Parvovirus, Slap Cheek

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Many times, Fifth Disease is misdiagnosed, either now or when the child was three, so I guess it would possible. Many people do not develop high...
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There is no treatment for the disease itself, but medications like Tylenol or Advil can treat the symptoms. Those who have Fifth disease should drink...
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In most cases, a doctor can diagnose Fifth disease by seeing the typical rash during a physical exam. To confirm the diagnosis, a blood test may be...
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Symptoms of Fifth disease include: Flu- and cold-like symptoms such as coughing, running nose, fever, generalized aches and pains in joints and...
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The virus is transmitted by sneezing or coughing. The disease is only infective before the rash appears.
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Fifth disease is a highly contagious condition caused by human parvovirus. The condition results in a facial rash that looks like the cheeks have...
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Fifth disease is a highly contagious condition caused by human parvovirus. The condition results in a facial rash that looks like the cheeks have...
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Fifth disease, or erythema infectiosum, is a mildly to moderately contagious viral infection that is common among school-age children, particularly...
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Fifth disease is caused by parvovirus B19 and is spread by respiratory secretions from an infected person. By the time the rash appears, children are...
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Erythema infectiosum (fifth disease) is a mild childhood disease that is caused by human parvovirus B19. At first, a bright-red blush-like rash...
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The virus of Fifth disease is spread mostly by droplets. This means that when an infected person coughs or sneezes, the virus can be spread. However...
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Rarely, patients develop erythrocyte aplasia as a complication of Fifth disease. This is when the bone marrow stops forming a normal number of red...
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Though Fifth disease generally occurs in children between 4 years and 10 years of age, it can affect any age group, including adults. It most...
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The treatment is supportive only. Fluids, acetaminophen, and rest are important. Antibiotics are of no use in the treatment of Fifth disease, since...
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Fifth disease is a viral illness caused by parvovirus B19. Fifth disease is also known as "erythema infectiosum" and "slapped cheek disease." The...
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